Re: [Videolib] NIgeria DVDs

Diane Rhodes (diane.rhodes@films.com)
Wed, 24 May 2006 08:49:43 -0400

NIGERIA: A TALE OF 2 FAMILIES. The program looks at the effect of climate on
the lives and survival strategies of two farming families living in very
different locations, and at the influence of culture on the children and
their ambitions. (20 minutes) ... Item#: KEH5093 ... ©1994

CHINUA ACHEBE: AFRICA'S VOICE. This program is an indispensable supplement
to Achebe¹s best-known novel that elucidates Nigerian history and culture
and the impact of colonialism. (61 minutes) © 1999

CHINUA ACHEBE. In this program with Bill Moyers, Chinua Achebe discusses his
observations and criticisms of both African and Western politics and
culture. (30 minutes) ... Item#: KEH4936 ... ©1988. Recommended by
WorldViews.

ALHAJI'S WIVES. This United Nations production travels to Nigeria to examine
the impact of polygamy and divorce on the country¹s population demographics,
focusing on a case study of one family to highlight trends and concerns.The
program also visits a school for women who have been divorced or widowed and
want to learn a skill or receive a basic education. (16 minutes) ...
Item#: KEH32821 ... ©2001

BENIN: AN AFRICAN KINGDOM. The Benin Empire, which reached its height in the
16th and 17th centuries, was one of the kingdoms in the forest belt of West
Africa in what is now Nigeria. This series uses modern documentary material,
archival film, dance, drama, and storytelling to bring alive the history,
culture, and contemporary life of one of the great cultures of West
Africa‹an area of particular significance for those of African or West
Indian background. 5-part series, 15 minutes each. ... Item#: KEH5098

-- 
Diane Rhodes, Production Editor
Films for the Humanities & Sciences
www.films.com, 800-257-5126, diane.rhodes@films.com

> *This message was sent using a trial version of CommuniGate(tm) SMTP* > *This message was sent using a trial version of CommuniGate(tm) FC Gateway* > Hi, > Does anyone have any suggestions for a DVD or DVDs that are about the people > and culture of Nigeria. We have a patron that is very insistent that we buy > something on this topic and I'm having trouble locating anything suitable. > thanks, > Karen Fischer > AV Librarian > Mansfield Richland County Public Library > Mansfield, OH > VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues > relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, > preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and > related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective > working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication > between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and > distributors.

VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.